The College of Medicine

Overview

Renowned for its innovative, student-centered educational programs, Drexel University College of Medicine represents the consolidation of two venerable medical schools with rich and intertwined histories: Hahnemann Medical College and Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. Established in 1848 and 1850, respectively, they were two of the earliest medical colleges in the United States, and Woman’s was the very first medical school for women in the nation.

Today, with more than 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine is educating one in every 73 medical students in the nation. Graduate students number more than 700, and the College is the academic partner in the education of some 600 medical residents, There are more than 700 clinical and basic science faculty, and more than 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty.

Within the College of Medicine, The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies offers an additional 28 majors, 2 graduate minors, and 5 professional certificates.

 
 

About the College of Medicine

Mission Statement

Drexel University College of Medicine excels and innovates in education, research, and delivery of compassionate care in our culture of diversity, spirited inquiry, collaboration, and opportunity.

About the College

The College of Medicine's main campus, Queen Lane, is in a suburban-like setting in the East Falls section of Philadelphia. Additional facilities are located at the Center City campus, adjacent to Hahnemann University Hospital. Our Pediatrics Department is at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Department of Psychiatry is based at Friends Hospital. Students can receive clinical education at 25 affiliated hospitals and ambulatory sites chosen for their commitment to teaching as well as medical excellence.
The College’s clinical practice, Drexel Medicine®, is a patient-focused practice emphasizing quality, innovation and community service, and enhanced by physician involvement in the research and educational programs.

The College of Medicine has established one of the largest centers for spinal cord research in the Mid-Atlantic Region, and founded one of the leading centers for malaria study in the nation. Collaborative projects leveraging Drexel University’s technological expertise continue to push the frontiers of nanomedicine and neuroengineering.

Drexel University College of Medicine houses one of  21 National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health designated by the Department of Health & Human Services. Drexel Medicine's HIV/AIDS primary care practice is the largest in the Greater Philadelphia region. Faculty physicians are highly respected in numerous other specialties, including cardiology, pain management, sports medicine and toxicology.

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